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Dr Sara Farnbach
Researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney have been awarded $1.7 million over four years for a program of work focused on the prevention of alcohol and... Read more
Image - New study finds Australians living with chronic pain may be negatively impacted by opioid restrictions
In a new study by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney, one-third of people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain reported challenges obtaining... Read more
2022 NDARC Annual Research Symposium
Save the dates: The 2022 NDARC Annual Research Symposium is being held on Tuesday, 20 and Wednesday, 21 September 2022. Registration: Registration opens June 2022.Program: Program coming soon. More... Read more
Image - Participants needed for study on new treatment option for methamphetamine dependence
The Incentivise Study is seeking participant perspectives on a new treatment option for methamphetamine (crystal meth, ice) use. The treatment is called ‘contingency management’ and has been used in... Read more
Image - Patients leaving hospital sometimes need opioids. Doctors can reduce risks of long-term use and dependence
This article was originally published in The Conversation. New national standards aim to change doctors' prescribing habits when patients with pain are discharged. NDARC's Ria Hopkins, PhD candidate... Read more
Audience watching webinar
Registration is now open for upcoming NDARC webinars in May. On Thursday 12 May Dr Nick Scott from the Burnet will present, Economic benefits of increased Hep C testing and treatment. On Thursday 19... Read more
The Pocket Guide to Drugs and Health book cover
A new book by experts from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney, provides vital information for health professionals on the effects of each of the major drugs. The... Read more
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A number of new publications authored by NDARC researchers are available to read online. Commentary published in Drug and Alcohol Review presents COVID-19 vaccine intention data from Illicit Drug... Read more
Tom Santo Jr
To reduce the likelihood of opioid use disorder (OUD) among people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), it is important to identify individual risk factors for OUD among this... Read more
Image - 172 drug-related hospitalisations in Australia in 2019-20
There were 62,757 drug-related hospitalisations (172 per day) among Australians in 2019-20, equivalent to 0.56 per cent of all hospitalisations in Australia, a new report has found. Led by the Drug... Read more